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Azumi A.

Professional Japanese tutor

Professional Japanese tutor

$80/hour

  • 1,633 hours tutoring

About Azumi


Bio

Hello!
I'm a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
There are two ways to be officially certified as a Japanese teacher (Japanese as a foreign language) in Japan.
One is completing specific classes at school for 420 hours and the other one is passing the Japanese language teaching competency test, and I got both covered!

I'm a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the...

Hello!
I'm a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
There are two ways to be officially certified as a Japanese teacher (Japanese as a foreign language) in Japan.
One is completing specific classes at school for 420 hours and the other one is passing the Japanese language teaching competency test, and I got both covered!

I'm a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and in the United States. I've also had some celebrities as my clients. I always appreciate that I can meet new people, and I really enjoy teaching!

I worked for Berlitz before, and they sent me to Sony Pictures and Sony Networks. I was teaching there from 2010 to 2012. I'm comfortable teaching in a group, and business Japanese. I'm experienced in JLPT prep work as well. Also, I was working at a Japanese Saturday school until March 2013. I was in charge of the 6-year-old class. I also love teaching kids and young people. After I started focusing on private lessons more, I also started teaching online. You can find me among online tutors as well. By the way, I LOVE teaching beginners!! I've been teaching full-time on a freelance basis since 2013.

I put a lot of time and effort into my lesson preparation. I'm confident you'll learn a lot and have fun. I also love sharing stories about Japan with people who come from different countries. I want to tell you about Japanese culture as well as the language.

On a personal note, I was born and raised in the Osaka area (Kansai), Japan. I moved to Los Angeles in 2010. I like otaku stuff (manga, anime, cosplay, Hatsune Miku, etc.) movies, owarai (Japanese comedy). I love to chit-chat in person and by email.

Feel free to ask me any questions about my lessons.
I'd be very happy if I can help you to study Japanese!

Arigato!


Education

B.A. UC Berkeley (in progress)
Asian Studies

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Corporate Training

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

Language

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

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Japanese

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

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Amazing and Patient Tutor!

The old saying goes, "You get what you pay for" and this holds true here as well. Azumi was not only able to help me with what I requested, but she was able to tailor it to what I've learned from previous lessons I learned while in College. She was also incredibly patient with helping me as I stumbled through trying to remember what the word I was looking for was. I would highly recommend if you're looking for someone who's not only a native speaker, but an incredible tutor as well.

Evan, 1 lesson with Azumi

Great tutor!

Azumi is a great Japanese tutor. She is engaging and encouraging, and is clearly very experienced and skillful at the art of teaching. On the first lesson, Azumi was able to gauge the appropriate level of material to cover. It was interesting and challenging without being too hard.

Michael, 1 lesson with Azumi

Azumi is great!

Azumi is an excellent teacher. I feel much more confident in my Japanese. She's incredibly patient and knowledgeable, a fantastic combination. Her lessons feel specific to you and and she is very positive. She also does a good job at guiding you in your studies, which is a really hard thing to do when learning Japanese alone. Highly recommended.

Aaron, 79 lessons with Azumi

Another great lesson

Fun lesson. I'm starting to understand better when she speaks and gives directions in Japanese. Progress is good. Not surprising though.

John, 8 lessons with Azumi

Amazing tutor!

Azumi sensei has a very kind and patient personality! No matter how long it takes you to solve a problem, she will try to help you out and wait patiently until the answer comes to you! I definitely recommend Azumi sensei to anyone who's trying to pick up the Japanese language!

Daniel, 1 lesson with Azumi

Amazing Japanese teacher!

Azumi is the perfect Japanese instructor for my daughter. She was amazing and my daughter is so excited for her next lesson. I don't think anyone else would have encouraged her more, Azumi is in time with what my daughter is into and can relate to her. That definitely goes a long way in my book. I hope we will be seeing Azumi every week for a very long time.

Sarah, 2 lessons with Azumi

Glad I did this.

It's only been one lesson so far, but... Azumi-sensei's happy and relaxed attitude make lessons for adult learners like myself more enjoyable. She seems to have fun with it too, which makes it even better. If I make a mistake, she doesn't correct me, but prompts me to think about it and try to come up with the right answer myself. That makes it more likely I'll remember because it pushes me to actually think and work things out myself. She knows the language from a native's perspective as well as a teacher's, so it gives me confidence that I will be learning what I need to be learning. I'll be continuing my lessons with Azumi-sensei because her knowledge and her teaching style work well for me.

Ron, 17 lessons with Azumi

Knowlegable and fun tutor

Azumi-san has been a great tutor. She is patient, helpful and knows her subject matter very well. She is also very friendly and the 1 hour goes by really quickly. Azumi-san can gauge your understanding and skill level very quickly and adjusts her lesson to best fit your experiences and level of learning. I am thankful I am able to learn Japanese with her.

Kira, 7 lessons with Azumi

Great Japanese Tutor

My son just love her, she make his lessons fun and he is learning a lot so fast. The best of the best.

Sasuke , 43 lessons with Azumi

$80/hour

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Azumi A.

$80/hour

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